Trial set to start in killing of Pa. game warden

Posted: September 24, 2012

GETTYSBURG - Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of having killed a game warden in central Pennsylvania almost two years ago.

Christopher Johnson, 29, of Carroll Valley, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of state wildlife officer David Grove in November 2010. Officials say Grove was patrolling a dark stretch of rural road near Gettysburg when he confronted a poacher and was shot four times.

An out-of-town jury was brought in to hear the case in Adams County Court after defense attorneys argued that "pervasive and sustained" publicity had made it impossible for their client to get a fair trial. - AP

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